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Quotes Of Buddha

“The trouble is you think you have time.”

“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”

“Mind is everything. What we think, we become.”

“There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path.”

“Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.”

“Attachment leads to suffering.”

“Doubt everything. Find your own light.”

“The greatest prayer is patience.”

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

“True love is born from understanding.”

“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”

“The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There’s only one moment for you to live, and that is the present moment.”

“You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.”

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”

“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”

“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.”

“Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.”

“Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all.”

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”

“Your mind is a powerful thing. When you filter it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.”

“A man asked Lord Buddha “I want happiness.” Lord Buddha said – first remove “I” that’s ego. Then remove “Want” that’s desire. See now you are left with only “Happiness”.”

“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.”

“Remember that the only constant in life is change.”

“You can only lose what you cling to.”

“Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.”

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”

“Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these.”

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”

“When you move your focus from competition to contribution life becomes a celebration. Never try to defeat people, just win their hearts.”

“As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.”

“Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.”

“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”

“However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”

“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others.”

“If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.”

“Even as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise or blame.”

“Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it. Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.”

“You throw thorns, falling in my silence they become flowers.”

“A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.”

“The root of suffering is attachment.”

“Let yourself be open and life will be easier.”

“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.”

“All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.”

“The fool who thinks he is wise is just a fool. The fool who knows he is a fool is wise indeed.”

“It is better to travel well then arrive.”

“Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self.”

“A jug fills drop by drop.”

“Make of yourself a light.”

“Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.”

“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.”

“In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.”

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.”

“A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”

“Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment.”

“Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law.”

“I am a finger pointing to the moon. Don’t look at me; look at the moon.”

“Craving and desire are the cause of all unhappiness. Everything sooner or later must change, so do not become attached to anything. Instead devote…”

“May all that have life be delivered from suffering.”

“It is better to do nothing Than to do what is wrong. For whatever you do, you do to yourself.”

“If you find someone with wisdom, good judgment, and good actions; make him a companion.”

“Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true.”

“There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.”

“As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgements but rain your kindness equally on all.”

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

“Form is emptiness, emptiness is form.”

“Like a beautiful flower that is colorful but has no fragrance, even well spoken words bear no fruit in one who does not put them into practice.”

“Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.”

“Words do not express thoughts very well; every thing immediately becomes a little different, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom of one man seems nonsense to another.”

“If you know something hurtful and not true, don’t say it. If you know something hurtful and true, don’t say it. If you know something helpful but not true, don’t say it. If you know something helpful and true, find the right time to say it.”

“Sit Rest Work. Alone with yourself, Never weary. On the edge of the forest Live joyfully, Without desire.”

“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”

“If we fail to look after others when they need help, who will look after us?”

“Be a lamp unto yourself.”

“The mind is pure and luminous by nature. It is defiled only by adventitious thoughts and emotions.”

“Wherever a person goes, his deeds, like a shadow, will follow.”

“Live like a mighty river.”

“An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.”

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.”

“Don’t blindly believe what I say. Don’t believe me because others convince you of my words. Don’t believe anything you see, read, or hear from others, whether of authority, religious teachers or texts.”

“What is most needed is a loving heart.”

“Few cross over the river. Most are stranded on this side. On the riverbank they run up and down. But the wise man, following the way, Crosses over, beyond the reach of death. He leaves the dark way For the way of light.”

“All that has been hidden is rising, there is no stopping it! These things you cannot hide

“The gift of truth excels all other gifts.”

“Our problems are not solved by physical force, by hatred, by warOur problems are solved by loving kindness by gentleness, by joy.”

“How easy it is to see your brother’s faults, How hard it is to face your own.”

“Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness.”

“Whoever has done harmful actions but later covers them up with good is like the moon which, freed from clouds, lights up the world.”

“Pain is the outcome of sin.”

“In separateness lies the world’s greatest misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength.”

“Of all footprints, that of the elephant is supreme. Similarly, of all mindfulness meditations, that on death is supreme.”

“Looking deeply at life as it is in this very moment, the meditator dwells in stability and freedom.”

“Through effort you will cross any raging flood, through energy you will pass any sorrow.”

“Be a lamp unto yourselves! Work out your liberation with diligence! Fill your mind with compassion!”

“There is a way to be purified, to overcome sorrows and grief, to release suffering, to secure the right path to realize nirvana. This is to be mindful.”

“Turn away from mischief. Again and again, turn away. Before sorrow befalls you.”

“Thus all things are subject to death, sorrow and suffering. I became aware that I too was of the same nature, the nature of beginning and end. What if I searched for that which underlies all creation, that which is nirvana, the perfect freedom from unconditioned existence?”

“For those who are ready the door to the deathless state is open. If you have ears give up the conditions that bind you and enter in.”

“I manifested in a dreamlike way to dreamlike beings and gave a dreamlike Dharma, but in reality I never taught and never actually came.”

“Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred; it will be stifled by non-hatred – this is the law Eternal.”

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